Length Effect on Load Bearing Capacities of Friction Rock Bolts
Change in the load bearing capacity of the split set type friction rock bolts with variations of bolt lengths was investigated within this study. To determine a relation between the load bearing capacity and bolt length parameters, different friction bolt models with various lengths were analyzed with a numerical modelling study. In addition, a series of pull-out tests was carried out to evaluate the load bearing capacities of the split set type friction rock bolts with different lengths. The load bearing capacity of the bolts was found to decreasingly increase with the increase in the bolt length. As an outcome of this study, a relation between the load bearing capacity and rock bolt length parameters is suggested in accordance with the results obtained from both numerical and experimental studies.